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Near LaPorte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad

 
 
Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
1. Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Proposed in 1905 as a 742 mile, straight-line, high speed route, without crossings; estimated ten hours travel time at a cost of ten dollars. Just under twenty miles, between La Porte and Chesterton, were constructed, 1906-1911.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 46.1995.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 34.013′ N, 86° 44.362′ W. Marker is near LaPorte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on State Road 39 south of County Road W250S, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the South end of the LaPorte Municipal Airport on State Road 39. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte IN 46350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Door Village Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Door Village School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Camps (approx. 2.3 miles away); LaPorte's Carnegie Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 3.1 miles away);
Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
2. Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
The Rumely Companies (approx. 3.1 miles away); Meinrad Rumely (approx. 3.1 miles away); LaPorte County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaPorte.
 
Also see . . .  Archives of the Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Looking North - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
3. Looking North - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
Other View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
4. Other View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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